General Info on Physiologic Care for Childbirth

Selfish Women and Their Silly Birth Experiences – from ICAN website

May 9, 2013

Posted by Cristen on May 7, 2013 in Articles, Avoiding a C-section | 55 comments This is not a post about natural birth.  Just keep reading. When I was preparing to give birth, I saw it as a once-in-a-lifetime event and something I wanted, more than anything, to do “right.”  By doing it “right,” I meant that I wanted the safest and […]

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Study Highlights Ways to Reduce Preterm Birth Rates — eliminating elective induction & C-section one of top 5

February 25, 2013

Re-posted from By Jamie Habib | November 26, 2012 In a new study published to coincide with the second annual World Prematurity Day on November 17, researchers have found that a relative reduction of premature births of just 5% by 2015 in 39 high-income countries would translate to the annual prevention of prematurity for approximately […]

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Long-Held Theory On Human Gestation Refuted: Mother’s Metabolism, Not Birth Canal Size, Limits Gestation

August 28, 2012

Web address: Holly Dunsworth. (Image courtesy of University of Rhode Island) ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2012) — New research by a University of Rhode Island professor suggests that the length of human pregnancy is limited primarily by a mother’s metabolism, not the size of the birth canal. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy […]

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Physiological management of normal childbearing as an evidence-based, cost-effective model of maternity care

July 19, 2012

In the majority of developed countries, more than 70% of childbearing women are healthy, have normal pregnancies and give birth to full-term healthy babies. The role of modern maternity care is to preserve and promote health of these already healthy childbearing women without introducing any unnecessary harm or unproductive expense. According the World Health Forum: “Pregnancy […]

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Consensus Statement on Normal (Physiologic) Childbirth as the standard for healthy women

July 10, 2012

A Consensus Statement by: American College of Nurse Midwives, Midwives Alliance of North America, & National Association of Certified Professional Midwives  This document is intended for health care professionals and policymakers. A companion document for consumers is in development. In Support of Healthy & Normal Physiologic Childbirth: In 1996, the World Health Organization called for […]

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